Opposition has no respect for the constitution: Chamling
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Last Updated: Saturday, April 10, 2010, 21:03
Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister, Pawan Kumar Chamling today slammed the opposition parties for boycotting the elections to urban bodies and charged them with being disrespectful to the Constitution.

"The opposition parties showed utter contempt for the Constitution under which the election for the urban civil bodies polls were held in Sikkim by staying away from the election process," he said at a function to felicitate the elected ward members.

The opposition was not not justified in their decision to boycott the polls at the last minute as they had ample opportunities to raise objections to the delimitation and reservatation of seats for various communities at appropriate platform and seek corrective measures on their grievances, Chamling said.

The Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) has swept the urban bodies polls winning 44 out of 47 wards unopposed. Election will be held for remaining three wards later.

The ruling party has also clinched seven urban bodies, including Gangtok Municipal Corporation and Namchi Municipal Council and five Nagar Panchayats in Rangpo, Singtam, Geyzing, Jorethang and Mangan.


First Published: Saturday, April 10, 2010, 21:03

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